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Nike Junior Tour

December 21, 2007 02:34 PM

Attention USTA Florida!

Top junior players in the BG12s and BG14s competed at four different sites on January 12th for a chance to win a three day trip to the NJT USA National Masters at Stanford University in California!  Seminole Lake Tennis Center, Cheval Country Club, McMullen Park and Bardmoor Golf and Country Club hosted USTA Florida’s Nike Junior Tour qualifying events.

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What is the Nike Junior Tour?
The Nike Junior Tour (NJT) is a worldwide series of junior singles tournaments for boys’ and girls’ 12s and 14s, sponsored by Nike.  There are currently 22 countries participating in the NJT, representing over 60,000 players; former NJT International Masters winners include Rafal Nadal and Robin Soderling! 

The winner(s) of the USTA Sectional Championships/Qualifying Events are invited to compete at the NJT USA National Masters, September 12-14 2008 at Stanford University in California.  Nike provides round trip transportation, food and lodging for the Sectional winner(s) (B14s, B12s, G14s, G12s) plus one team coach. The NJT USA National Masters winners go on to play in the NJT International Masters in late October at an international location. Expenses for the International Masters are paid for by Nike.

Why is the NJT important?
• Nike Prizes are awarded to the Sectional Championship winners, finalist, 3rd, 4th and the consolation winner and finalist
• All entrants receive NJT tee shirts and play with Prince tennis balls
• NJT National Masters - NJT will provide travel, room and board for four sectional champions (BG 12s &14s) and a section appointed coach to the NJT USA Masters played at America’s #1 college facility, Stanford University, September 12-14, 2008
• NJT International Masters - The NJT will fly four winners from the National Masters to the NJT International Masters to be held in late October 2008, location TBA. The International Masters brings together the top players from 21 countries around the world.

Florida Qualifying Events:
There are four facilities in Florida that hosted NJT qualifying events, each with 32 person draws. 
• Seminole Lake Tennis Center | Information & Results
• Cheval Country Club | Information & Results
• McMullen Park | Information & Results
• Bardmoor Golf and Country Club | Information & Results

For more information about the Nike Junior Tour, go to www.nikejuniortour.com.

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